Perform complex and confidential administrative duties for the members of the Board of Commissioners, its Chairperson and Committees.
Cultivate and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with local governmental units, non-profit, public and private organizations as well as with various other stakeholders.
Develop and oversee preparation of internal and external Board communications.
Develop and recommend long-range plans for the county to address a wide variety of municipal needs that ensures and improves the efficiencies and effectiveness of county government with a focus towards improving financial stability.
Develop recommendations for new programs, revisions and policy modifications for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners
Identify specific and broad-scale needs of the governmental organization and community at large, in addition to identifying the best method in which to meet those needs.
Coordinates and directs, on behalf of the Board, the annual county budget process and presentation
Reviews, researches and evaluates various legislation, policies, budget processes and diverse other governmental platforms.
Served on executive management teams and in leadership roles during multiple terms on Flint City Council: Chairman of Legislative Committee; Chairman of Finance Committee; Member City of Flint Retirement Board; President of Flint City Council; Member of Michigan Municipal League Finance Committee; Member of Emergency Manager's Finance Committee; Board Member of Karegnondi Water Authority; Treasurer of Friends of Berston Fieldhouse Lead a nine-member city council serving a population in excess of 100,000 people including multiple member support staff. Directed public relations, media relations and crisis communications campaigns. Served on multiple executive management teams. Led the effort to develop and update a strategic plan to aid in meeting the long-term financial needs and ensure the financial stability for the City. Instrumental in securing active role for City of Flint partnership with Karegnondi Water Authority. Lead negotiator with Administration in developing multiple budgets encompassing hundreds of millions of dollars in annual expenditures. Developed and reviewed implementation of policies and ordinances for the City of Flint covering a myriad of areas including; departmental compliance/accountability, code enforcement/municipal infractions, purchasing and regional cooperation. Strong advocate for cross-governmental cooperation as a way to utilize economies of scale to benefit financially stressed communities including; participated in developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy between the City of Flint and Genesee County, cross-unit purchasing, regional law enforcement cooperation and regional planning.
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